Rotary Community Corps: Steadfast support amidst a series of unfortunate events

By Mary Ann V. Castillejos, Vice President of Rotary Community Corps – Pasig Premier, Philippines In April 2019, months before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Rotary Club of Pasig Premier decided to sponsor a Rotary Community Corps (RCC). Our community group had worked with the Rotary club on previous projects and were glad to form … More Rotary Community Corps: Steadfast support amidst a series of unfortunate events

Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy

The Philippines is proud to host one of Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s seven presidential conferences this Rotary year. The Manila Presidential Conference is open to participants from all over the world and is set to be Rotary’s largest Asia-Pacific event. This virtual experience will take place 26-28 November. … More Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy

Why support community economic development?

By PDG Jim Louttit, Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Canada, and a member of TRF’s Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative Committee RI President Shekar Mehta recently stated, “If you feel the need to reignite the spark of service in yourself or your club, October – Community Economic Development Month – is a great time to … More Why support community economic development?

Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

By Jennifer Shertzer, member of the Plano West Rotary Club  As rallies for racial justice happened throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2020, members of Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) located in Plano, Texas felt compelled to find a COVID-safe way to help create equity for the Black community, as well as involve more community members in Rotary’s … More Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff During the pandemic, it is no secret that parents have faced a uniquely difficult situation – running households, coordinating at-home childcare while working or leaving the workforce, becoming teachers, and the like. Further complicating a difficult situation, most of these roles have moved to the home and are frequently … More How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

Habitat for Humanity +You event: Building the Beloved Community

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff We invite you to join Rotary’s service partner, Habitat for Humanity International, for a discussion on Friday, 22 January:  +You: Building the Beloved Community. The event will be streamed live on YouTube from 12-1 p.m. EST.  Having recently marked the 35th anniversary of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Habitat will reflect … More Habitat for Humanity +You event: Building the Beloved Community

Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Community Economic and Development COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the working class of the world, especially in developing countries. In addition to the threat to public health, the pandemic harms the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result … More Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps